A total of 188 COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Monday, bringing the toll to 16 586 since the outbreak.
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed cautious optimism as the country’s COVID-19 cases take a dip and government bolsters efforts to prevent further transmission of the deadly virus.
The Health Department says 240 healthcare professionals have succumbed to COVID-19 in South Africa, with the public sector being the hardest hit.
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has encouraged the public to continue to make use of public health facilities for COVID-19 and other ailments and conditions.
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, says KwaZulu-Natal appears to be following the same trend of COVID-19 infections, as witnessed in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng provinces.
South Africa reported the highest death toll in a single day, with 572 people dying of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
South Africa has 381 798 confirmed COVID-19 cases, after 8 170 new cases were identified on Tuesday.
The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has appealed to South Africans to work with government in reducing the spread of Coronavirus by observing the COVID-19 guidelines.